Man Arrested in Kidnapping of 4 Month Old Child


By Crandall Sims

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- An man is behind bars tonight charged in connection with the kidnapping of a four-month old Orangeburg county child earlier this month.

26 year old Rondell Robert Washington is charged with burglary, kidnapping, unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person and assault and battery.

We're told Washington was found after an extensive search by Orangeburg County officials and the North Charleston Police Department.

A week ago, authorities say, Washington and six other unknown suspects broke into a home on Catamount Road, in Orangeburg County, and took the baby.

One of the suspects reportedly struck a 52-year-old woman in the head with a gun while she was protecting a child.

The 4-month-old baby was found a short time later in Berkeley County, unharmed.

Authorities are continuing to search for the remaining six suspects in this case. If you have any information, call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC.
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